Following the success in securing opportunities in the East Midlands, Lovell has positioned itself with a strong pipeline of projects and a brand-new office that will accommodate a dedicated regional team.
Chris Timmins, East Midlands area director for Lovell, said: “Our new Derby office has been a long time in the making and we are thrilled to be able to open it. I’m excited to be building on the success that we have seen in creating high-quality housing provision across the East Midlands over the past 18 months. We recognise the need for long-term partnerships in the region, in collaboration with local authorities and organisations to ensure housing demands are met.
“With the opening of this office, we are demonstrating our commitment to the area and in creating the all-important long-lasting relationships that will make a meaningful impact to the communities in which we work, as opposed to being a hands-off developer.”
The new East Midlands team will be headed up by Chris Timmins, which is strengthened further under the leadership of regional managing director, Stuart Penn. Chris will also be supported by regional partnership director Simon Wingate, Beth Bundonis, commercial manager, Tim Mansell, Operation manager, Gareth Bevan, pre-contract manager and Lewis Charity, technical manager.
Chris said: “We are proud to have built such a strong team to provide our services at the new regional office. We are the only developer in the country to offer full spectrum housing capabilities, from refurbishment projects through to multi-tenure, partnership schemes, which is why it was essential to create a team that can deliver this full scope to the East Midlands.”
The office has been designed as a sustainable business unit, with employee and client wellbeing at the forefront. Lovell’s sister company, Overbury, led the interior fit out to create a bright and modern space to work.
Lovell operates as a company under the leading UK construction brand, Morgan Sindall, whose national presence will support Lovell’s ambitious goals for the region.
Chris concluded: “Looking to the future, we’re energised by the current and potential opportunities available. We are confident in our capabilities to make a real impact, working alongside the right regional and national companies to support the East Midlands in achieving its housing goals.”
Lovell instructed property consultants, Harris Lamb, to identify a suitable property to site a head office in the region as part of its continuing expansion, and thanks to the relocation of its previous tenant, the team was able to secure one of the most prestigious office buildings in the city’s business district.
David Walton, head of retail for Harris Lamb, said 5 Riverside Court is one of the most prestigious stand-alone office buildings of its kind on Pride Park and makes a fitting regional base for the business. The building is fitted out to a high specification, and has 18 on-site parking spaces for employees, as well as being located at the heart of the region to enable convenient access to the business’ development sites within the East Midlands and to its other UK offices.”